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Subject: Fellowship at University of British Columbia

Fellowship at University of British Columbia

From: Yau Min Chong <ymchong>
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2004
Postdoctoral Fellow
InterPARES Project
The University of British Columbia

The InterPARES (International Research on Permanent Authentic
Records in Electronic Systems) Project invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Fellow position.

The Project is an international collaboration, which draws on
knowledge from a wide range of disciplines and on the expertise of
private and public organizations, and academic institutions from
countries around the world. For more information, please see

Candidates for this position must have a doctorate in archival
science or any other discipline related to the research.  Due to the
highly interdisciplinary nature of the project, the successful
candidate will be expected to demonstrate an aptitude for working
across different disciplines and cultural traditions.

The appointment is for one year, starting August 1, 2004, with the
possibility of renewal until the end of the project, which is
scheduled for December 31, 2006, pending confirmation of funding by
our granting agency, the Social Science and Humanities Research
Council of Canada (SSHRC) in December, 2004.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the
Project Director and will be expected to conduct research in one or
more of the following areas: reliability and authenticity
requirements for electronic records; creation and maintenance of
digital records in the course of artistic (e.g., visual and
performing arts), scientific, or e-government endeavours; appraisal,
preservation, description and accessibility of records generated in
dynamic, experiential and interactive systems; policies relating to
their creation, maintenance and preservation; or any other area of
inquiry covered by the Project.

The successful candidate will also fulfill the following

    *   work in collaboration with the Project Co-ordinator to
        supervise InterPARES Graduate Research Assistants;

    *   attend all InterPARES research workshops which are held
        every three months in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and several
        cities in Europe and Asia;

    *   represent the Project at national and international
        conferences, symposia and other events; and

    *   teach a one term course for the Master of Archival Studies
        (MAS) program at the School of Library, Archival and
        Information studies each year. The choice of the course will
        be based on the successful candidate's education, experience
        and inclination, and on the needs of the program. It may be
        either an existing course or a new course developed by the
        candidate.  For information on the MAS program, please go to

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
responsibilities. Applicants should send 1) a letter indicating
their research interests and identifying specific contributions that
they can make to one or more of the research areas identified above;
2) a current c.v; and 3) three letters of reference.  The
application should be addressed to

    Dr. Luciana Duranti
    Project Director, InterPARES Project
    School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies
    The University of British Columbia
    301-6190 Agronomy Road
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3.
    luciana [at] interchange__ubc__ca
    Fax: 604-822-6006.

Applications must be received by May 17, 2004.  This position is
funded through a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment
equity.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

Yau Min Chong
Project Co-ordinator
InterPARES Project
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
The University of British Columbia
Suite 301-6190 Agronomy Road
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3
Fax: 604-822-1200

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Received on Wednesday, 7 April, 2004

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